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Corners of My Home, Part II

7 Apr

The tour of the corners of my home continues today in my office. In a recent post I mentioned I was refreshing it a little, so here are some of the results:

This is the wall above my computer. I just put these little pinboards up recently so they are not full yet. The cards are from various etsy sellers including acajou, kupkup and ashley g. The calendar, from ilee papergoods, was my favorite from etsy this year. I am obsessed with that red Schumacher fabric, and keep thinking of how I might use it somewhere…it would be nice in my living room. Or as wallpaper in my hallway–it also conveniently comes as a wallcovering. Here is a picture with more of the repeat:

Below is one of the corners where I try to always keep flowers:

These sweet peas are from the farmers’ market yesterday. The owl is from etsy seller tangerinechic, and while i love that lamp, which is from IKEA, it is too small in scale and I am still on the hunt for the right one. I have seen a couple of possibilities but if you have any suggestions please feel free to share!

Nearby is my little forest corner:

For a while I had a thing for old advertising thermometers found on ebay. These are two that I like for the colors and subject matter. I also have a thing for tiny deer–if you are ever in Lemon Grove, San Diego, your visit is not complete without a trip to Salmagundi, an art and crafts shop which sells tiny deer, and countless other strangely useful items. The little pinecones came from a nearby park.

This little spot is my nod to the sea:

Living in San Diego, I have to at least acknowledge it! The print is by ashley g. Henri found that amazing sand dollar for me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this next look at my little home, and the final pictures will be posted later this week!

Emmitt

26 Mar

This is Emmitt:

Isn’t he adorable? He came from Melissa Langer’s etsy shop, PugNotes.

Once I saw him I couldn’t stop thinking about his little buggy eyes, so now he sits on my desk, supervising.

I’ve been reorganizing my desk, partly inspired by all the cures going on over at Apartment Therapy. Although I don’t have the time/energy to tackle my entire apartment, I thought I could at least do something in my office area to make it a little more inspiring. Perhaps I will share some pictures over on flickr when I am finished…

Melissa also makes a version of Emmitt in black, and also creates some very cute art!

Color Schemes

19 Mar

Recently, I’ve been working on the redesign of a home office/playroom. It’s been a lot of fun, and I wanted to share with you some of the different options I showed the client:

Option 1. Yellow with blue and accents of brown. Blue & brown have been around for a while now, but I think what will keep this look fresh is mixing it with new accent colors and changing the type of blue that is used. Fabrics above are by Romo, Barbara Barry, and Duralee, among others, carpet is by FLOR, table by West Elm and art by the talented Marisa at Creative Thursday.

Option 2. A softer look, with soft greens, reds and a pattern mix. I love the polka dot fabric, which is by Lee Jofa. The others are Duralee, Schumacher, Ralph Lauren, and Kravet, along with a few others. Furniture is by Pottery Barn and the Company Store, carpet by FLOR and paint by Benjamin Moore.

Option 3. My favorite, and luckily the client’s too! Fabrics are Duralee, Kravet & Schumacher, and paint by Benjamin Moore. Art above is by Marisa at Creative Thursday; the piece below is by SuspectShoppe, both on etsy. How about you; which do you like best?

Work is in progress now and I can’t wait to show you the finished result!